The Impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Work Productivity: Comparison of A Real-World Sample Of Patients With Crohn's Disease And Ulcerative Colitis Academic Article uri icon


  • Objectives Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD), pose a high burden on healthcare systems and affects patients' work productivity and the ability to perform daily activities. We assessed the impact of disease and patient characteristics on work productivity in a real-world sample of adult CD and UC patients in Israel. Methods CD and UC patients treated at Soroka Medical Center, a large tertiary hospital, were asked to report a series of background, socio-economic, disease and treatment characteristics using a self-administered questionnaire. Using the Patient-Harvey- Bradshaw Index (P-HBI) for CD and the Patient Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index (P- SCCAI) for UC we classified patients into active and inactive disease. Work absenteeism (percentage of impairment while working) and presenteeism (percentage of impairment …

publication date

  • January 1, 2016